Khabib Nurmagomedov has some alternative phrases for Khamzat Chimev following the latter’s failure to make weight forward of UFC 279 final week.
Talking at a latest occasion hosted by the non-profit group Human Enchantment, the previous UFC champion questioned Chimaev’s staff, noting that the rising star isn’t surrounded by sufficient Muslims.
“If you’re a Muslim, it is best to have good individuals round you – Muslims who can say: ‘Hey, don’t do that,’” Nurmagomedov mentioned. “I lately watched the weigh-in of Khamzat Chimaev. I adopted what was taking place together with his weight and checked out his staff. There are not any Muslims round him and that is very dangerous. As a result of if you’re a Muslim, you want good, robust individuals round you. [They] will say: “Come again, do that.
“Once you grow to be well-known and wealthy, whenever you achieve energy and [around you] there are not any individuals who will give recommendation or you don’t hearken to them, then one thing will occur. You want good individuals, even should you don’t prefer it, you want them,” he added.
Chimaev didn’t make weight forward of his scheduled UFC 279 major occasion in opposition to Nate Diaz, coming in at 178.5 kilos, 8.5 kilos over the contracted weight of 170 kilos. The undefeated welterweight was later repositioned within the co-main occasion in opposition to Kevin Holland, whereas Diaz confronted Tony Ferguson in the principle occasion. Each Chimaev and Diaz went on to win their respective bouts by submission.
It’s value noting that Nurmagomedov has additionally didn’t make weight on a number of events throughout his UFC tenure. He missed weight forward of his fourth UFC combat in opposition to Abel Trujillo at UFC 160 in Could 2013, and was hospitalized two hours earlier than his scheduled weigh in to face Ferguson at UFC 209. The previous champ additionally struggled to make weight forward of his light-weight title protection at UFC 254.